new chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brightonchicks, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. brightonchicks

    brightonchicks Chirping

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    Hi everyone! I am brand new to backyard chicken keeping so I have a ? We got 4 laying hens 2 days ago, told they are good layers. So far no eggs! does it take them time to acclimate to a new home? should we just give them time or should we think we have a problem? I know we have 1 RIR but not sure about the others. two lay white eggs and two lay brown. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Greetings from Oregon! [​IMG] Your hens are stressed out from the move to new surroundings. Give them time to settle in and get used to all the newness. You might get a surprise egg but I would think it would be at least a week or so...patience!! [​IMG]
     
  3. brightonchicks

    brightonchicks Chirping

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    Thank you, do chickens like a partition up between the nesting boxes?
     
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    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Oh for sure...a girl's gotta have a little privacy, eh? [​IMG]
     
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    brightonchicks Chirping

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    I know I would !
     

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